We Have Now Begun Our Descent
12 February 2015. The South African secret services block the cellphones of journalists covering Parliament. Opposition party members are violently thrown out of the House. President Jacob Zuma accused of corruption on a grand scale, laughs uproariously. Where is the country of Nelson Mandela headed?
The institutions of democracy are falling apart or being captured by a narrow and deeply corrupt elite built around Zuma. Its infrastructure is collapsing. Its economy cannot provide succor to the eight million who don¿t have jobs. Protests over service delivery are on the rise. Does South Africa have the resolve and the leadership to stem the slide?